A Little of Everything = Whole Lot of Nothing

November 20, 2014 – 10:17 am
More training isn't better. Heavier training isn't better. Longer training isn't better. Only Better Training is Better. #TACFIT #Clubbell #ClubbellAthletics #CircularStrengthTraining #ClubbellYoga a2a_linkname="A Little of Everything = Whole Lot of Nothing";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2397";

Exercise - Immunity: Close the Infection Window

November 20, 2014 – 9:39 am
You can use rapid recovery from exercise-induced intensity to make your immunity stronger. You cannot by doing nothing. Exercise has anti-inflammatory effects, which means that moderate amounts of exercise may enhance immune function above sedentary levels. This shows the pathogen window and yes exercise above low intensity opens the window greater than sedentary. The research however shows: 1. Sedentary absence of exercise induced stress cannot grow immune strength, and results in chronic stress. The pathogen window opens. 2. Low intensity exercise does slightly increase the immune system, and slightly shut the pathogen window, but it does not grow the immune system stronger. 2. Extremely high intensity is not recoverable for the immune system; suppressing and impairing it; throwing the pathogen window wide open. 3. Training rapid recovery from high intensity to moderate intensity bolsters the immune system, and shuts the pathogen window. A sedentary life is a slow suicide which eventually keeps the "pathogen window" open, ...

Knee Strain? Hip / Ankle Tightness Fix!

November 12, 2014 – 4:41 pm
Complaints of knee pain before, during, and after walking and running. Knee strain is one of the top three injuries in law enforcement, military and firefighting / EMT. An average academy class has a 31% injury rate and of those, 65% are running related. With a SIMPLE FIX, classes have become 100% injury free! Poorly educated trainers assign knee "strengthening" exercises as a remedy. But the "knee" isn't weak (it's a joint, not a muscle). Instead, the knee is very often being forced to supply mobility because the hips and ankles are not supplying the mobility they're designed to give. Your body compensates by adding knee movement, but since your knee was designed to be stable structure in those movements, your nervous system sends your warning signals of the vulnerability to injury (and eventually if you ignore the signals, becomes injured.) Walking or running, you transfer weight laterally as you step, partly due ...

How to Prevent Exercise from Imbalancing You

November 6, 2014 – 10:56 am
Stress echoes like ripples across a pond, since the body is a fluid web. Unfortunately, we only associate this phenomenon with trauma, like collision, injury or fear. We don't realize this EQUALLY applies to randomized training. An exercise program which does not deliberately balance itself across a training cycle creates adaptations in the body which change it's shape in a negative way. Think of tuning a guitar with one string very tight and another very loose. But where the analogy would be more accurate, imagine that the guitar neck would bend and fold if the strings weren't perfectly balanced in tension. This is your body on an imbalanced program of random workouts and arbitrarily selected exercises. Every exercise will create tension in one direction which must be balanced eventually across the cycle with another exercise which balances it in the functional opposite ...

Continuing TACFIT Research using SIRT Laser Technology

November 6, 2014 – 10:55 am
Great factory tour this morning at the manufacturing of SIRT laser technology with founder Mike Hughes. Uber cool TACFIT research coming on the transferability of our heart rate biofeedback and tactical fitness platform to increased fine motor accuracy, precision and pattern recognition using the most innovative technology in the industry! a2a_linkname="Continuing TACFIT Research using SIRT Laser Technology";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2393";

Tension Follows Technique

November 6, 2014 – 10:54 am
Effort alone is a wasted struggle. Try as hard as you can to perform more, harder, longer, and not only will you eventually fail, but you will inevitable break. Instead, pour your tension into technique, and nothing you do will be squandered. Everything you do will be create a stronger, safer you. Tension follows techniques. This is what it means to be "tactical" with your exercise: all elements conspire to your success. TACFIT Lifestyle! a2a_linkname="Tension Follows Technique";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2392";

How to End Child Abuse Forever.

November 6, 2014 – 10:54 am
Ask a higher quality question. Instead of asking how do we stop child abuse, or even how do we prevent it, ask a higher question: how would a community operate, how would it be organized and appear, where child abuse didn't exist? An incredible organization - www.BrigidCollins.org - asked me to sit down with them yesterday to discuss how we can conspire and collaborate to this higher quality question. We need stop-gap retroactive intervention and counteractive prevention, but we should reach deeper, wider, higher, and orchestrate intentional proactive strategies for shifting our local community culture to an environment where child abuse is never given the opportunity to be created. This is an audacious vision. But like the massive transformation nationally which IS definitely ending smoking, it IS possible, if we are bold enough. Very Respectfully, Scott Sonnon Chief Operations Officer RMAXInternational.com a2a_linkname="How to End Child Abuse Forever.";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2391";

Systemic Muscle Growth through “Triple Extension” (video)

November 3, 2014 – 11:49 am
The TACFIT Medicine Ball Slam achieves more Total Work, more efficiently, over the conventional "Hulk Smash" medball slam. Repeated effort, explosively, creates a systemic effect with growth hormone, even when performed with sub-maximal loads. The "triple extension" typically exclusive to Olympic lifting is central to activating the myofascial (muscle and fascia) chain called the "front line." When the elbows extend overhead while ribs remain knitted down (minimizing thoracic backward flexion), and the hips fully extend, with the ankles pointing (in plantarflexion), a unique biomechanical phenomenon happens, typically only accessed in climbing: the entire frontal chain activates as a single unit. It is very difficult to achieve this in Olympic lifting, because the lift is upward, escaping gravity. In the TACFIT medicine ball slam (unlike the conventional "Hulk Smash" forward bend), the body moves from fully squatted forward flexion, to fully (triple) extended backward flexion. The work happens on the rapid transition into gravity, ...

Science Doesn’t “Prove” Anything; That’s Why It’s Successful!

November 3, 2014 – 9:03 am
  To my rebuttal against the unscientific approach to "caveman feast-famine" dieting, a poster remarked that science is "transient and subject to change" implying that a scientific approach to nutrition is futile, because what is true one moment is not he next. Stating that science is subject to change is a truism. The very point of science is to change. A scientific absolute truth is an impossibility; waiting for one - naive. Don't await the discovery of absolute truths. They're not coming. This happens because many misunderstand the phrase "scientific proof." Scientists tend to have the stronger definition of proof. Science never does "prove" anything (to be an absolute truth - that's the realm of religion). Rather, it merely investigates and discovers more and more reliable and comprehensive theories that are always subject to revision and enhancement. This is the key reason why science is so successful. Act upon what you currently know. Tomorrow will ...

#1 Simplest Way to Better Nutrition (You Won’t Believe You Missed It!)

November 2, 2014 – 10:46 am
  People who pray, meditate, take a moment of silence to express gratitude before a meal receive more nutrients from the meal, store less of the meal as fat, and grow more muscle from it. We tend to associate stress as only life-or-death external events, but even events as simple as a toddler tantrum, or a car moving very slowly in front of you when you need to get somewhere by a certain time, release a cascade of hormones which: 1. cause your digestion to be inhibited and curtailed leading to compacting and elimination of ingested food, 2. raise your blood sugar levels (Glucocorticoids, glucagon and catecholamines collectively reverse insulin's effect.) 3. ship stores immediately to fat, 4. stop the growth of muscle and bone tissue (amino acids are stored as proteins; protein synthesis is inhibited), and 5. stop burning fat (fatty acid synthesis is inhibited; excess fats are stored in adipose tissue as triglycerides), 6. (as well ...